Emily Green

  • published 2022 Climate Update with Peter Sinclair in Events 2022-01-21 12:00:10 -0500

    2022 Climate Update with Peter Sinclair

    The effects of climate change are being seen worldwide and right here in Michigan. Join us for an in-depth look at the unfolding disaster and a deep discussion on what you can do to become involved in creating solutions that will carry us through.

    Peter Sinclair is a videographer and journalist who has been tracking the science behind climate change through his decades of scientific interviews and visiting regions that are seeing the effects of our warming atmosphere. He's a frequent contributor to Yale Climate Connections This is Not Cool, Media Director of the Dark Snow Project, Climate Denial Crock of the Week, and NCSE 2017 Friend of the Planet.

    You are invited to this fascinating presentation and discussion about the solutions to climate change.

    Jeremy Reisig will facilitate our conversation so we all take away action steps and good vibes from this event.

    One of the ways we’ve all had to adapt and change in an online world is to create personal boundaries around technology. Never before have we had to manage beeps, dings, bells, pop-ups, and every other distraction while we are leading, teaching and training.

    As we prepare for our time with Peter we lovingly ask that you honor our agreements of participation:

    1. End to End Attendance: please be prepared to be present from beginning to end.
    2. Be Stationary: please be prepared to participate from a stationary spot. Participation from a moving vehicle, while on a walk, etc. will not work for this type of experience.
    3. Full Engagement: Please have both your video and audio on through your computer/laptop/cellphone.
    4. Fully Present: Please eliminate notifications, distractions, or anything that will take your attention from the experience.

    This event is going to be engaging, informational, and interactive.

    Please register below. You'll receive an email from Zoom with your personal access code in about 15 minutes.

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    WHEN
    January 27, 2022 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Online via Zoom
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  • Draft MI Healthy Climate Plan - Public Listening Session 2

    EGLE released its draft of the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan, and the public only has one month to submit public comments on how it can be improved. We need a solid roadmap to meet our climate goals, and we only have until the comment period ends on Feb. 14th to strengthen this plan. The draft plan is a good start, but not strong enough to meet our carbon neutrality by 2050 goals, and at this point in the climate crisis, we have no time to waste.

    Event Information

    Members of the public can email comments or suggested changes at any time to [email protected] or attend a listening session at which everyone will be given an opportunity to give feedback verbally. Comments can be made on any item mentioned in the draft Plan or suggestions can be shared on items you believe should be covered but are not currently included. 

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the information to join the meeting. You must register with this link in order to attend the meeting! We suggest saving this info somewhere it's easy to find for the day of the event.

    We will be sending suggested talking points to all RSVPs in the coming days.

    If you do not have internet access and would like to join by PHONE ONLY please use the following phone number: 636-651-3142, and use conference code 374288. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. Individuals interested in participating can click the link below at the start of the event and will receive the zoom link in minutes.

    Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Kimber Frantz 517-284-5035 or [email protected] by January 28 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

    WHEN
    February 08, 2022 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    Online via Zoom
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  • Draft MI Healthy Climate Plan - Public Listening Session 1

    EGLE released its draft of the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan, and the public only has one month to submit public comments on how it can be improved. We need a solid roadmap to meet our climate goals, and we only have until the comment period ends on Feb. 14th to strengthen this plan. The draft plan is a good start, but not strong enough to meet our carbon neutrality by 2050 goals, and at this point in the climate crisis, we have no time to waste.

    Event Information

    Members of the public can email comments or suggested changes at any time to [email protected] or attend a listening session at which everyone will be given an opportunity to give feedback verbally. Comments can be made on any item mentioned in the draft Plan or suggestions can be shared on items you believe should be covered but are not currently included. 

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to register. You must use this link to access the meeting. We suggest saving this information so that it's easy to find the day of the event.

    We will be sending suggested talking points to all RSVPs in the coming days.

    If you do not have internet access and would like to join by PHONE ONLY please use the following phone number: 636-651-3142, and use conference code 374288. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. Individuals interested in participating can click the link below at the start of the event and will receive the zoom link in minutes.

    Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Kimber Frantz 517-284-5035 or [email protected] by January 21 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

    WHEN
    January 26, 2022 at 10:00am
    WHERE
    Online
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  • published Michigan’s Draft Climate Plan Released in News 2022-01-19 12:03:55 -0500

    Michigan’s Draft Climate Plan Released

    A good start that needs improvements. Groups urge people to make public comment.

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  • 400 + Individuals and Businesses Send EGLE Recommendations for Healthy Climate Plan

    Michigan should power grid with renewables, reduce energy use, boost electrification in state climate plan. Over 400 individuals, groups send letter to Council on Climate Solutions, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy outlining recommendations for MI Healthy Climate Plan.

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  • published State Shifts Legal Strategy to Shut Down Line 5 in News 2021-12-01 11:06:33 -0500

    State Shifts Legal Strategy to Shut Down Line 5

    A statement by Kate Madigan, Executive Director at the Michigan Climate Action Network, on the recent shift in the battle to shut down Line 5.

     

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  • published How Climate Change is Affecting Michigan in Videos 2021-11-11 09:13:56 -0500

    How Climate Change is Affecting Michigan

    The effects of climate change are being seen worldwide and right here in Michigan. This video summarizes these impacts - from flooding, intense storms, power outages, to impacts to agriculture, harm to the Great Lakes, and more.

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  • published Expand Community Solar in Take Action 2021-10-22 11:23:03 -0400

    Expand Community Solar

    Fortunately, a set of bipartisan bills - House Bills 4715 and 4716 - have been introduced to allow Community Solar in Michigan, and the House Energy Committee will hold a hearing on these bills next week. 

    It is time every Michigan resident has the option to save on their energy bills by choosing clean, affordable solar energy. 

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  • Episode 33 - Rep. Rachel Hood

    State Representative Rachel Hood introduced legislation to expand the development of community solar. She shares the details and help us understand what it means for people of the Mitten.

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  • Episode 32 - Margrethe Kearney

    The ELPC’s lead attorney on the Line 5 tunnel permit case, Margrethe Kearney, explores the expert takeaways on the climate implications of the Line 5 pipeline tunnel and discusses what's next.

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  • Episode 30 - Bryan Lewis

    With the strength of Detroit's Eco Works legacy and a generation of BIPOC leaders at the ready, Bryan Lewis is ready to leverage this moment. 

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  • published Volunteer Opportunities in Take Action 2021-08-25 11:49:49 -0400

    Volunteer Opportunities

     

     

    We at MICAN believe that our changing climate demands just and equitable action on personal, community, systemic, and global levels. We're glad that you're with us in this important work - the climate movement will be won thanks to individuals like yourself! 


    MiCAN is Seeking Digital Climate Cohort Members


    Are you or someone you know between the ages of 14-25 and interested in taking climate action using social media? We're excited to announce MiCAN's new youth Digital Cohort program, and we are now accepting applications to join.

    The digital cohort is a program for young people in Michigan who are passionate about using social media for social good! We're looking for young content creators around the state (active on Instagram, Tiktok, or both) who are passionate about climate action and eager to tap into MiCAN's existing network and statewide visibility to engage their own audience in the climate conversation. As a cohort member, you'll gain exclusive updates and training from the MiCAN staff on state climate action and digital organizing best practices at biweekly lunch and learns, plus gain visibility on your platforms as MiCAN cross promotes your content.  ⠀

    Join us and other young content creators and tap into the Mican community to engage your followers around the climate movement! Time commitment is minimal and flexible. The Cohort runs from Jan - April 2022. ⠀

    Apply to cohort

    Other Opportunities to Get Involved

    There's a seat at the table for everyone and the climate movement needs your unique background and experience.

    Please check out our list of organization members under our "about" tab, to learn of partner organizations in your area that you can get involved with.

    And, please fill out our short form below to let us know how you'd like to take an active role in climate work here in Michigan. 

    Fill Out Volunteer Form

     

    Once your form is submitted, we will be in touch shortly to let you know about upcoming opportunities to take action!

    We're excited to welcome your participation as we work for climate, jobs, and justice.

     


  • Groups back $5B water infrastructure plan proposed by lawmakers

    Funding would address critical clean drinking water improvements, build climate-resilient infrastructure across Michigan.

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  • Episode 24 - Michigan Leading on Climate

    In this special episode, hear from three incredible leaders from the state of Michigan talking about climate and clean energy; Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, administrators Liesl Clark, Director, Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, and Katherine Peretick, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission.

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  • Episode 20 - 2021 Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit

    This special episode discusses the Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit on May 24-27. This year we have decided to combine two successful events - the Michigan Climate Action Summit and Groundwork’s Michigan Clean Energy Conference - into one big digital event.

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  • Episode 18 - Esosa Aimufua

    Esosa Aimufua, an associate attorney at Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC on why Global Warming Matters for Line 5 Permitting.

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  • Episode 17 - LaUra Schmidt

    LaUra Schmidt is co-founder of the Good Grief Network, a nonprofit organization that creates community space to process the painful feelings and realities of our time.

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  • A Big Win For Michigan Climate with MPSC Ruling

    In a historic decision, the Michigan Public Service Commissioners (MPSC) ruled to include the impacts of climate change in their review of Enbridge's proposed oil tunnel! 

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  • The MPSC Rules Climate Change Considerations May be Included in Enbridge’s Line 5 Permit Hearing

    Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) ruled that climate change considerations may be included in Enbridge’s Line 5 permit hearing. 

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